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March 25, 2011
oneparadox commented on March 26, 2011
This part of the process is fair, given there are enough doctors from which to select in any given area of practice or specialty.
jbtickle commented on March 26, 2011
John S. commented on March 28, 2011
I use BC's network search to identify potential doctors, then I research the doctor on the internet for feedback.
bad1952 commented on March 29, 2011
I use the BC network and sometimes via word from friends. I know with BC I have a large selection of great doctors.
Angela B. commented on March 29, 2011
I normally use a combination of many of these. If my PCP tells me I need to see a specialist and does not give me the name of someone specific he suggests, even after asking, I go to the BCBSNC website and search for in network providers in that specialty in my area. I then ask friends and family for recommendations. I then research for any online reviews and then I make my choice.
Gary C. commented on April 1, 2011
I also use BC's network search to identify potential doctors that are convenient to work or home. Then I research the doctor on the internet for feedback and consumer ratings.
Bree M. commented on April 1, 2011
I use a combination of many of these including my PCP. If my PCP tells me I need to go see a specialist and does not make a recommendation, I go to the BCBSNC website and search for in network providers in that specialty that are convenient to me. I also research for any online reviews and consumer ratings and then I make a selection.
MelissaT6 commented on April 15, 2011
I tend to rely mostly on recommedations from friends and family or other providers I trust. I then go and check out to see if the provider is in-network on the Blue Cross site. I would use the Blue Cross provider search more if it included feedback about the providers. A ranking would be even better along with background information/provider bios. It's that kind of information that can be very helpful when choosing a provider and it's lacking today on the Blue Cross provider search.
Ted G. commented on April 28, 2011
I use the opions of my family and friends and also the BCBSNC network. So far, my results have always been good. Still, I would like to see all doctors judged by standardized criteria, and would like to have this information easily available for everyone.
boatrokr commented on April 29, 2011
I love doctor rating sites.
kittylowrance commented on May 24, 2011
I usually search for reviews of a doctor first and then check to see if my top picks are in-network. I'm lucky to live near a city where they usually are. I like to pick my doctors based on their reputation, not whether they're in-network.